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V.22 No.40 |


The Daily Word in abortion bans, Mayor Berry's re-election and the subtle charm of the lobstercycle

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Mayor Berry wins reelection with a historic majority of the vote. Of course, not everyone's happy about it.

Things aren't so clear in District 7's City Council race, though, giving Democrats some hope of reclaiming their former edge.

And even though the 20+ week abortion ban wasn't on the ballot, Pro-choice activists were out getting pledges for votes against the measure which will be decided by a special election coming up in November. An Albuquerque Journal poll shows that 54% of voters approve of the ban.

Meanwhile, fans of Breaking Bad have placed a cross near Walter White's death site in the North Valley, so feel free to drop by and pay your respects to a fictional drug dealer/murderer/bad husband and father.

One (made up but totally descriptive) word: Lobstercycles.

And for your "lost technology of our forebears" files: pneumatic tubes for shooting cats across New York. Also dogs, mice, roosters, guinea pigs, and monkeys. Because, why not?

V.22 No.33 |


The Daily Word in Operation Rescue, a Rally To Denounce Terror and Russian Pastafarians

RIP Elmore Leonard

The Daily Word

The late-term abortion ban proposal will not be on the ballot during Albuquerque's next election. This article explains how unpopular "voter initiated" measures are often passed anyway by a highly organized minority.

Local physicians, midwives, mothers and members of the Jewish community are holding a "rally to denounce terror" on Civic Plaza today at noon, protesting the tactics of anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.

How one anti-abortion group is trying to intimidate physicians and clinics who provide women's reproductive health services.

Al Jazeera America is coming.

Radioactive water is leaking out of Fukishima again.

Former ruler of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has been charged with murdering Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Russian police busted an unlawful gathering of Pastafarians last Sunday.

Elmore Leonard died.

Ratt and Dokken nearly went the way of Skynyrd this past weekend.

Those bags of Doritos that Seattle cops handed out at Hempfest are cropping up on eBay.

V.19 No.31 | 8/5/2010
A demonstrator and her baby at the rally of abortion rights supporters
Marisa Demarco

News Bite

Protesters Stand Against Anti-Abortion Group

"Operation Rescue, not in my community" was the call-and-response chant of the pink-clad abortion rights supporters outside Planned Parenthood.

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Abortion rights supporters to rally today

The Alibi’s reported in the past on the hundreds who turn out on Good Friday to protest in front of Planned Parenthood. Smaller demonstrations are daily events at that clinic and others.

Today, at about 4:30 p.m., Planned Parenthood of New Mexico is calling abortion rights supporters to gather at the clinic on 719 San Mateo NE. The rally is intended to express opposition to anti-choice groups that harass and intimidate abortion providers.

Project Defending Life set up shop down the street from Planned Parenthood a few years ago. Since then, it’s moved directly across the street.

During last year’s Good Friday protests, there was talk of Operation Rescue coming to town. That anti-abortion group led the protests at Dr. George Tiller’s offices in Wichita, Kan. Tiller performed third-trimester abortions, and he was shot and killed in May 2009 as he left church.

Few doctors nationwide perform late-term abortions, so Dr. Curtis Boyd of Albuquerque stepped in to fill his shoes.

Planned Parenthood calls Operation Rescue out in its news release about today’s protests:

The group engages in daily protests at clinics providing abortion services, using inflammatory signage and “Truth Trucks” with huge, graphic images of bloody, mutilated fetuses to upset patients, annoy neighbors and disrupt businesses nearby. It is significant to note that Operation Rescue’s senior policy adviser, Cheryl Sullenger, served two years in prison for conspiring to bomb abortion clinics.